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Disappointed but will continue to stand with immigrants: Sundar Pichai on H1-B visa ban

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in his first reaction on H-1B visa ban after US President Donald Trump's proclamation has expressed disappointment but said he will continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 23, 2020 8:20 IST
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Disappointed but will continue to stand with immigrants, says Google and Alphanet CEO Sundar Pichai on H1-B visa ban after Trump's proclamation.

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in his first reaction on H-1B visa ban after US President Donald Trump's proclamation has expressed disappointment but said he will continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.

Taking it to Twitter, Google CEO said, "Immigration has contributed immensely to America's economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation - we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all."

Meanwhile, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Vanita Gupta in a statement also slammed the latest move of the Trump administration.

"The latest travel ban is a new season of the same racist, xenophobic show put on by Donald Trump and Stephen Miller," she said.

"But Trump’s transparent effort to rally his base and distract from his innumerable failures, including his disastrous response to COVID-19, will not work. Indeed, the courts will stop his unlawful actions targeting immigrants," Gupta said.

"Like the past versions of this overused script using a pandemic to justify white nationalist policies, it deserves to be cancelled," she said.

Alice G Wells, who till a few weeks ago was the point person of the Trump administration for South and Central Asia, also opposed the move.

"Being able to attract the best and the brightest through the H1-B visa programme has made America more successful and resilient. Knowing how to tap foreign talent is a US strength, not a weakness!" Wells said.

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